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  1. do not show Library Scope when an institution only has one library

    The new Library Scope facet for Physical holdings and Physical items search is only useful if an institution has multiple libraries. It should be possible to disable this facet if an institution only has one library.

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  2. Show editions of books when doing a search in either Physical Title search, or Physical Items search, not just All item search

    This is a more practical and efficient way of showing book's info , as the edition is not restricted to All item search.

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  4. Allow the "Type of Unit" field in the item record to be edited in the item record rather than in the holdings record

    Right now you can add the Type of Unit to the item record by adding an 85X $$o to the holdings record. If you have more than one you can do this:
    853 $$8 1 $$o Ten year cumulative index
    853 $$8 2 $$o Supplement

    the Type of Unit will become a drop-down and you can choose.

    However, this is a lot of work, and not intuitive. We would like the ability to type into the Type of Unit field in the item record.

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  5. Avoid duplicate Item call numbers

    At present, when duplicating an item, barcode is automatically generated and saved even before any changes in a duplicated item record are done. That means in practice, that if - for some reason - Item call number or any other field were not modified, duplication is created. That is a huge problem in fields that 1] require unique value, 2] there are no warnings about duplicate value in any moment of the process. Suggestion: Similar to duplicating bib record, the new barcode is created only after actual saving of the new (duplicated) item. The cataloguer will be required to generate…

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  6. "in process items" screen - circulation desk management: adding fields

    At circ desk we use "in process items" screen to manage items in circ work order processes. Unfortunately the screen is unusable, if we are processing periodicals which are sent/recieved from binding: currently there is no way to distinguish at a glance which volume it is. as we send several volumes of the same periodical at once and our physical copies of periodicals don't have barcodes/barcode numbers. so please add a description field to this screen.
    another field that is necessary is: Location

    yes we can see this information via 3 dots...but it is not at a glance....

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  7. slip for items sent to binding - improvements

    1. we send to binding not only periodical issues that are bound together. we also send individual periodical volumes/books which binding wears out. in this case there is no option to add a note for the binder - options which exists when 2 or more issues are bound together in alma.

    2. we send to binding hundreds of items. printing out hundreds of slips, when a slip takes up the whole page - is a waste of paper. so we stuck with continuing writing the info for the binder manually, on small pieces of paper. it would be a large improvement to…

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  8. Add 'loan date' to items list

    after 6 long years, finally "due date" as added to items list..

    "Loan date" field is as important to see, as the "due date". if we have 50 items which were loaned in different times, most of them can have the same due date (because we have periods of closed days-holydays). we have to be able to make the same decision, as system, regarding, which item can be recalled first, if we need to make manual request on specific item.
    please consider adding this field also - and really hope it wouldn't take another 6 years

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  9. Generate barcodes in batch

    Alma can be configured to generate a unique identfier in the barcode field of the item record one record at a time. Once the configuration is set, the unique identifier can be created by clicking the Generate button or simply by clicking Save.

    It would be very helpful for Alma be able to generate sequential unique identifiers for each item in a set by running a job. That way, we could create a situation where each item in Alma has a unique identifier, either a real barcode number for a real barcode attached to an item or a different unique…

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  10. Import jobs with many serial issues crash

    Publishing profiles at the bib level will include all items (in an ITM field with the data specified in the inventory enrichment section of the publishing profile). When trying to import these published files, if bibs for a serial have more than 50-100 items, the import job crashes with the error code like: "Import Job 3833572600004617 External system 3833573620004617 File HUscfmissingbarcode...Split file error error parsing leader with data: 14519cas a2210880 a 450"

    The only current solution is to manually edit these files with an XML editor to properly split the files.

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  11. When saving stay on same page and all tabs to be available to edit from start

    Currently when a barcode is inserted in a item record (or a URL in an electronic portfolio e.g. for an ebook), it saves automatically and leaves the page immediately, but we may still want to add further information, so it would be preferable for this not to happen.

    Also, the items notes and statistical fields do not exist as another tab and therefore cannot be added to until the first page of the item record is completed and saved. All tabs should be available to be filled in from the very beginning.

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  12. Enhancement request for New MDE > Editing Actions > Expand from Template

    Request for customizing the sorting and enable/disable the template options in the Choose Template dropdown list
    The current sorting is starting from public ones followed by private ones, in alphanumeric order respectively.
    We hope for being able to toggle enable/disable and customize the ordering of the template options

    For achieving the above feature, refer to New MDE > New > Templates display configuration
    A similar toggle button for each template, similar to the Display in Menu toggle button here, is desired.
    And allowing manually sorting the order of the templates would be appreciated as well.

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  13. Enhancement request for New MDE > Editing Actions > Expand from Template

    Request for customizing the sorting and enable/disable the template options in the Choose Template dropdown list
    The current sorting is starting from public ones followed by private ones, in alphanumeric order respectively.
    We hope for being able to toggle enable/disable and customize the ordering of the template options

    For achieving the above feature, refer to New MDE > New > Templates display configuration
    A similar toggle button for each template, similar to the Display in Menu toggle button here, is desired.
    And allowing manually sorting the order of the templates would be appreciated as well.

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  14. Include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports

    This is a suggestion to include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports, e.g. the Change holding information job. This is helpful for us to study what has happened, or to undo the commands. Currently there is not a way to retrieve affected barcodes in Alma or Analytics. There is a situation that the change holding information has affected the sister item records which are not included in the physical item set to run this job with. (In other words, when we first created the physical item set to run the Change holding information job, we did not…

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  15. Overhaul Print Periodical Receiving.

    We’re receiving fewer print periodicals than ever and yet the process for receiving and claiming print periodicals is more cumbersome and time-consuming than ever. Alma automatically generates a number of expected issues based on frequency with expected receipt dates even though this doesn’t reflect the reality of print periodical receiving where the receipt date may vary and issues are sometimes combined, which requires extra adjustments. If a subscription stops for some reason after expected issues have already been generated it’s necessary to remove the expected issues. Or, in the case of a publication delay, the dates for all expected issues…

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  16. Mejorar realizar cambios globales en ejemplares físicos

    Permitir realizar cambios globales sobre los campos de signatura de ejemplares físicos, para modificar una parte de la signatura sin cambiar el resto. Por ejemplo:

    EPP3500(075)/ALV cambiar a PLP3500(075)/ALV

    EPP3300/WES cambiar a PLP3300/WES

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  17. Option to hide libraries from Alma persistent search indexes

    We do not make use of the institution-level Resource Sharing Library for anything at all (our physical library locations are all resource sharing libraries and are all we use for res share purposes), and so it would be great if we didn't have to see the out of the box RSL in the libraries drop down menu in Alma when doing searches.

    Options to hide any items we don't make use of in general in Alma search indexes / other menus would be great, as it would declutter the interface and be less confusing for staff.

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  18. Option to restore Temporary Item Policy and Temporary Location when item is returned from Resource Sharing.

    Issue: For items that have a temporary item policy or temporary location there should be a way to revert these temporary statuses when the items are returned from a Resource Sharing loan.
    When items with these temporary designations are loaned via Resource Sharing Alma applies the Resource Sharing temporary statuses. When the items are returned the Resource Sharing statuses are cleared but library staff need to be able to direct items back to their temporary location. There are many instances when materials that have a temporary status are loaned via Resource Sharing (as we want them to be) but when…

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